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Body of Irfan from Sopore who ‘died’ in Police custody, taken to Sonmarg for burial

Sopore: The family of the 23-year-old Irfan Ahmed who allegedly died in police custody on Tuesday was told that their son will be buried in Sonmarg, a hundred kilometres away from his home in Sopore’s Sideeq Colony.

Soon after the news spread in Sopore, the neighbourhood erupted in protests and the administration snapped Internet in the region.

As per the family, when they and the local Auqaf approached the police asking for the deceased man’s body for funeral, the police told them that they will handover the body late evening but later denied, and said, “the police will follow its own protocol for burial.”

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